Shelby American has announced that it will auction serial number one of the Barrett-Jackson Edition Shelby GT. This will happen at this year's Barrett-Jackson Reno-Tahoe auction, which will take place between 31st of July and 2nd of August in Reno, Nevada. The vehicle is an emblematic convertible muscle car that comes in black livery accented with red stripes. In particular, the sale of the car will happen on 1st of August in front of international audience. The car was made in 2008 and by Shelby, Barrett-Jackson and Ford, and the production of the vehicles was limited up to 100 units. They were badged and carry specific serial numbers, showing their uniqueness.

As a matter of fact, the convertible was the first prototype for the Barrett-Jackson series Ford Shelby GT. It hides under its hood 4.6 liter Mustang GT engine, which in addition was refined. As a result it produces 319 hp (235 kW) with 447 Nm (330 lb-ft) of torque.

The musclecar also includes an upgraded suspension. In other words this means that it features special springs, dampers, sway bars and 3.55 to 1 gear ratio rear end. Furthermore, the vehicle also features a Hurst shifter, hood scoop, hood pins, side scoops and special badging.

A billet grill with Mustang pony, light bars on the convertibles and a Shaker 1000 stereo system are also there. Another interesting fact about the car that makes it even rarer is that it is the first of only ten convertibles equipped with manual transmission.

Source: Shelby American